THE Interview (part 1): Paula Lillard Preschlack on The Montessori Potential

julia volkman interview with paula lillard preschlack

What is it like to grow up in a famous Montessori family and then work in a best-in-class Montessori school for 25 years? You can learn all the ins and outs in Paula's new book, The Montessori Potential, which is coming out in a few weeks.

Paula and I had a fantastic talk recently getting into what Montessori theory looks like in real life both at home (parenting) and in schools (teaching). This video is the first in the series recording that conversation. In this first in the series video, we talk about:

  • Growing up as a Lillard (yes, she's Angelline's baby sister and Paula Polk Lillard's daughter)
  • What does it really mean to be "Montessori" and do we have a branding problem?
  • How did she evolve as a Montessori leader and author?
  • How does observation influence our work as parents and educators?
  • Common mistakes that parents make in understanding what our children are really showing us

    Stay tuned for more installments!

    January 17, 2023 by Julia Volkman
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    Paula said:

    This conversation was SO much fun, Julia! You are a fabulous interviewer, and you did an amazing job creating this. Thank you so much for making this happen!!🎊

    Julia Volkman

    Julia Volkman said:

    @Paula, I had a blast! You have so much incredibly useful knowledge to share. I learned a ton and actually found it quite transformational. Thank you for making the time!!


    Lynn said:

    Thank you for your wonderful articles, materials and this terrific interview. I’m looking forward to hearing the next installment!


    Guerreiro said:

    What an amazing interview Julia! Thanks!

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